Monday, April 11, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday - 04/11/2016

Good morning everyone, here we are again for another Happy Homemaker Monday.  I must say that I wasn't quite ready for it to be Monday again and I also wasn't quite ready to get up so early.  Goodness I'm tired today.

We had a tornado warning last night, actually had to head to the shelter which was quite scary.  Thankfully we are safe and the storms have moved on.  What a scary thing to go through.

Anyway, it's a new day, and it's actually my son Nicholas' birthday.  I can not believe that he is turning 13 today, it feels like he was just a toddler the other day.  I'm officially out of the little kids stage and I am finding it quite sad and difficult to get through. 

I now have two teenagers.  Oh goodness!!!

Right, well let's get going with our day.......

Breakfast time....what is on the plate this morning::::
Coffee with Vanilla creamer, and when I get up I will have some yogurt with fruit and granola. 

On today's to do list::::
Clean and tidy the house
Bake my son's cake and decorate it.  I'm making him a cake from one of his favorite games, Team Fortress. 
Also need to make some Rissois, which he requested for his birthday.

Currently reading::::
My sister in law actually let me borrow her book, it's called The Never List by Koethi Zan.  It's an author we had never heard of, but she says it's quite good.

On the TV today::::
Not really sure, probably some vlogs. 

The weather outside is::::
61 degrees and cloudy with some possible thunderstorms later in the day. 

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Nick's birthday, he has requested Four Cheese Pasta and Rissois
Tuesday - School testing (Slow Cooker Chili, Rice)
Wednesday - School testing (Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Potato Salad)
Thursday -Out to dinner with family
Friday -White Castle Sliders, Fries, Root Beer Floats
Saturday -BBQ Chicken Pizza
Sunday - Chicken Tetrazzini, Salad, Garlic Bacon Bread

If I have a few minutes to myself, I will::::
Doubt I'll have any extra time today with the preparation for Nick's Birthday

New recipe I tried, or want to try this week::::
The newest recipe I tried, was actually for Pickled Fish.  If you've never tried it you have got to give it a go, it is SO good.  I didn't get pictures though, so I'm going to make it again soon and snap some pics so I can share the recipe with you all. 

In the garden::::
My herbs are doing great, I might have to move them soon because they're already outgrowing the little pots I planted them in. 

Favorite photo from the camera::::
Our Bella, she is getting so old. 

Homemaking Tip::::
Likewise with my menu book, I also have one for monthly bills.  Each month is on a new page and I write in there what we got paid, what day and from where.  I also write down each bill that I pay and the amounts.  It really does help keeping track of our money.

Praying for::::
My brother went to 3 interviews last week, and I'm really hoping that one of them comes through.  He is quite stressed about his situation and looking forward to getting back to work. 
My kids as they prepare for testing this week, they always get so nervous.

Bible Verse, Devotional that is resonating with me at the moment::::
10 The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
Proverbs 18:10

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  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Nick. HUGS & PRAYERS to you and Curt as you have 2 teenagers now - no easy feat! Prayers for your brother as he continues on his job search, such a stressful journey. And I know your kids will do well on their testing. Our pups are 13 and 14 so I understand how stressful an older fur child can be. And I can't wait to see your pickled fish recipe - sounds like something hubby would love.

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  3. Happy Birthday to you boy! I try my best to enjoy these days while my boys are all still little because I know I'm going to miss having babies once they are grown. My oldest isn't even five yet but already I can't believe how fast his little life is going by! Hope it's a wonderful day of celebrating for your family. Your son's birthday dinner choice sounds delicious.
    I really enjoyed your menu notebook post the other day. Very insightful!

  4. I did the HHM this week. It's been awhile. I am really wanting to be consistent with it. It's a lot of fun. Thanks for starting it. Hope you have a great week!

  5. So glad you the storm passed by you. Those tornadoes are scary things. Happy birthday to your son! Hope you have a wonderful week!

  6. Happy Birthday to Nicholas! And prayers for your Bro. May he find something SOON! Glad the storms weren't serious - and wishing you sunny skies ahead. ;)

  7. hope nicholas had a great birthday..
    love seeing bela...hope your brother finds something soon..
    take it easy Sandra..

  8. Sweet little Bella. She's sorta grown up here on the blog too along with your kids.

  9. I just came back over to visit the other links. Thanks for hosting.
    I like your new template. Have a good week.


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